HP Windows 8 Recovery

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  1. itsbighead

    itsbighead MDL Novice

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    #1 itsbighead, Sep 17, 2014
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    Hi All
    I recently acquired some HP Recovery Discs for my HP Pavilion 14 Sleekbook. What i did was i copied and merged the contents of each disc onto a 32GB USB Drive.

    The problem is when i try and boot from the USB drive it keeps giving me

    Recovery

    Your PC needs to be repaired

    A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.

    Error code: 0xc000000f

    Ive tried booting the USB with Legacy Enabled and Secure Boot enabled but they both give me the same problem. The USB is formatted as FAT32 and i have tried setting the partition as active but still no luck.

    Does anyone have any idea on how i can get it to work? I really dont want to spend money buying a external power adapter for my SATA DVD Drive.
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Restore the MBR :cool:
     
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  3. itsbighead

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    stupid question

    how do i do that?

    do i restore the MBR for the USB drive or the HDD in the laptop? Because the HDD in the laptop is formatted as GPT
     
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  5. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    You would only need to fix the mbr if it doesn't have a bootsector or doesn't boot. You have a bootsector, its loading the BCD, and is presenting you with a BCD error.

    I believe you are missing USB:\boot\boot.sdi or it has an improper reference to its location in the bcd. If it is there, you should should try to boot a single disk before merging them. Recovery disks may have non-standard locations for boot files.
     
  6. itsbighead

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    any ideas on how i can get the multiboot dvd to work on a USB?
     
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    When you disabled secure boot did you change boot mode from uefi to csm mode?
     
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    #11 murphy78, Sep 19, 2014
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    #12 itsbighead, Sep 19, 2014
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    Ok will try it now

    whats the difference between that command and this
    imagex /ref install*.swm /check /export install.swm * install.wim

    i get Error 87: The export image option is unknown?
     
  11. Snuffy

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    #13 Snuffy, Sep 19, 2014
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    I learned a long time ago, When Murphy78 give "code" 99.99% of the time it works... I use mostly his code to do all mine,
    USB Recovery Images to (modify)

    also Murphy78 way is easier and faster than this:
    Code:
    imagex /ref D:\wim\splitmerge\output2\install*.swm /check /e
    xport d:\wim\splitmerge\output2\install.swm 1 d:\wim\splitmerge\output3\install.
    wim "splitmerge" /COMPRESS maximum  
    I had 6 .swm to merge.... so it took a lot longer and yet Murphy78 was/is faster